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#OwlHeroes in the MLT program

By Melanee Terry Students in the Medical Laboratory Technology program have dealt with a lot of changes to their education this school year, but with the assistance of their professor, Leigh Belair, the entire program has stayed resilient in the face of adversity. As the Program Director for MLT, Leigh has been a leader and…

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#OwlHeroes creating a safe place for learning

By Melanee Terry Every college student should have the opportunity to study in a safe library during a pandemic and Roger Getz of the University of Maine at Presque Isle has been fulfilling those opportunities. The university’s library, located in the Center for Innovative Learning, has seen a lot of changes since the COVID-19 pandemic…

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#OwlHeroes keeping students active

By Melanee Terry In the midst of the pandemic, health and wellness has never been more important, which is something Dick Gardiner, Keli Marston, and Donna Underwood are responsible for on the University of Maine at Presque Isle campus. Gentile Hall, the university’s wellness center, has had some significant changes over the past months due…

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#OwlHero in the dining hall

By Melanee Terry When the University of Maine at Presque Isle ended in-person activities in March of last year due to the Coronavirus, so did campus dining services, run by Craig Thompson. Since then, Craig, who is the Sodexo General Manager for UMPI, has been responsible for managing his staff through unprecedented territory. He has…

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#OwlHeroes keeping students safe

By Melanee Terry Last year when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, faculty and staff members at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, including Fred Thomas and Sarah Coyer, worked hard so students could make a safe return to campus in the fall. After another round of preparations by members of the UMPI community, students are…

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#OwlHero keeping campus safe through cleaning

By Melanee Terry As the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world this past year, some University of Maine at Presque Isle employees have continued their work on campus, including Facilities maintenance worker Jeff Stevens. Due to the extensive COVID-19 regulations put in place on campus during the fall semester, Jeff’s job in Facilities required him…

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